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Macro tips and resources for beginners

Today we have 5 very interesting and informative videos on macro photography, as well as links to other resources that you might find useful in your journey to become a macro photography expert! But first let’s begin with a definition of the term from Wikipedia:

Macro photography, invented by Fritz Goro, and is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.

The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios greater than 1:1, although it often refers to any lens with a large reproduction ratio, despite rarely exceeding 1:1.

Apart from technical photography and film-based processes, where the size of the image on the negative or image sensor is the subject of discussion, the finished print or on-screen image more commonly lends a photograph its macro status. For example, when producing a 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print using 135 format film or sensor, a life-size result is possible with a lens having only a 1:4 reproduction ratio.

Reproduction ratios much greater than 1:1 are considered to be photomicrography, often achieved with digital microscope (photomicrography should not be confused with microphotography, the art of making very small photographs, such as for microforms).

Due to advances in sensor technology, today’s small-sensor digital cameras can rival the macro capabilities of a DSLR with a “true” macro lens, despite having a lower reproduction ratio, making macro photography more widely accessible at a lower cost. In the digital age, a “true” macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less.

So lets get started! If you are an advanced macro photographer you might still find something useful info in these videos, and of course don’t hesitate to comment on with your tips and techniques!

 

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/10/2013

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

The secret world of macro photography

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macro photography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.

The chosen photographs are coming to us by the photographers Nadav BagimTrevor HenryJoakim Kraemer & Mia Minor from the Behance Network!

Through their creative shots we’ll witness some really amazing and beautiful things that surround us but are simply hidden from our plain sight.

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as i did finding and selecting the images!

In any case I am looking forward for your comments and impressions on the selected photographs!

(All images are licensed under creative commons, but be sure to check out each individual license if you plan on using them in a way other than presenting the photographers’ work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 26/11/2013